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Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun
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Description: Rehoboth All Saints Episcopal Church has Damaging Fire

Date: May 24 1943

Newspaper published in: Baltimore

Source: newspaper

Page/Column: Sussex News

Rehoboth Beach 24 May 1943:

The Episcopal church of Rehoboth had another damaging fire early this morning that has damaged the interior and irreplaceable
vestments and church hangings. The Rector, Rev Nelson Waite Rightmyer, has put a value of loss at $35,000.

The church which is a summer worship place for Washington Diplomat vacationers was damaged by fire in 1938. Today's alarm was
made by the U. S. Army beach patrol at 11:30 pm. It is thought the fire started at the basement heater and spread within the walls. The fire was extinguished at 6 am.

A silver communion service to the memory of Dr. John Stockton Littel, former rector was saved. Vestements of Bruges, Belgium, sent
to All Saints, to escape the Germans, were lost as were the choir gowns from England and Belgium.

Damage to the $3000 organ has not been determined yet. There was concern the belfry might collapse. The new wing, the sacristy
and choir room were water damaged.


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